Archive for the 'linux' Category

Circuit Cellar and LinuxGizmos.com join forces

March 1, 2018

LinuxGizmos has joined forces with KCK Media, publisher of Circuit Cellar magazine. The alliance will expand the site’s coverage of the rapidly evolving hardware and software technologies used in new and emerging embedded and IoT devices, while continuing its unique focus on the benefits of open source software and standards.
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OK Google: make this NEST hack a standard feature

May 7, 2017

This easy hack can unlock a NEST thermostat’s “Cool” mode in heater-only installations, allowing control of a heater’s ventilation fan as though it’s an A/C.
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Why are there no recent posts on DeviceGuru.com?

May 28, 2016

Why has DeviceGuru.com had so few posts over the past several years? Blame it on the success of its offspring: LinuxGizmos.com! Here’s the scoop…
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LinuxDevices content returns to the Web

December 23, 2013

One of most widely respected repositories of embedded and mobile Linux news and information has returned to the web as an archive hosted at LinuxGizmos.com.
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Linux-based Tor gadget protects IP identity

December 11, 2013

Pogoplug announced a $49, Linux-based security device called the Safeplug that taps into the Tor network to hide your IP information when using the web.
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AirPlay alternative mirrors and streams to TVs and PCs

December 11, 2013

AirTame is developing an AirPlay-like protocol for PC-to-PC content streaming and screen mirroring, plus a Linux-based dongle for AirTame rendering on TVs.
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Inside Mantis: a 2-ton hexapod robot with a Linux brain

April 6, 2013

After four years of development, Micromagic Systems has finally completed the Mantis Hexapod Walking Machine, claimed to be the world’s largest all-terrain operational hexapod robot. The device stands nearly three meters tall, weighs just under two tons, and is controlled by a PC/104 module stack running embedded Linux.
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Roku finally gets a 2D facelift

March 28, 2013

I’ve griped for years about Roku’s retro one-dimensional menu. Finally, in conjunction with the release of the Roku 3 model, the company is giving the Linux-based media streaming player a 2D facelift, making it quicker and easier to access favorite channels and find new ones.
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R.I.P. LinuxDevices… Long live LinuxGizmos!

March 9, 2013

In 2012, the embedded Linux market lost a valued resource when LinuxDevices.com became a collateral casualty of QuinStreet’s acquisition of a group of websites from Ziff Davis Enterprise. Unfortunately the new owner has no interest in supporting the site, so LinuxDevices has lain dormant for over a year.
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R.I.P. Boxee Box: 2010-2013

January 27, 2013

[Updated Jul 10, 2013] — When Boxee announced its new Boxee TV product last October, it also stated that the original Boxee Box, which had already ceased being manufactured, would soon transition into “maintenance mode.” Additionally, the company promised one last firmware update, which would “update the Flash player and fix some key bugs.”
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Sonos debuts wireless sub-woofer

June 20, 2012

[Updated Jun 20, 2012] – Sonos, maker of a line of wireless, Internet-streaming music systems, has added a sub-woofer to its offering. The “Sub” adds “soul-shaking, heart-pounding” bass to any of the company’s amplified components, says Sonos.

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